[conspire] Yellow Dog Linux anyone?

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Oct 11 15:38:10 PDT 2004

It's a little late for that; Michele did come to that CABAL meeting, and
the vast majority of the Linux issues were settled.

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:47:55 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:

> On Monday 11 October 2004 13:00, Rick Moen wrote:
>> [ This is a repost of the following article:                     
>>          ] [ From: Michele Coleman <garbanzo at armory.com>         
>>                     ] [ Subject: Yellow Dog Linux anyone?        
> One of the big IT leaders in one of the states north of us has 
> installed Yellow Dog on her Mac.  Maybe she has some tips!  I'll 
> forward this post to her.  
>> I recently got a Macintosh iBook which is (pre-installed) dual
>> boot with Yellow Dog Linux (red-hat based) and MacOS X. I'd like
>> to bring it to the July 10 CABAL meeting. You can look *and* you
>> can touch! And if I'm lucky, you can also help me with a few
>> configuration issues:
>> 1) Networking. The ethernet card works flawlessly under MacOS X.
>> As far as I can tell I've set eth0 up correctly, and it says that
>> it's working, but I can't even ping my router.
>> 2) Trackpad. Tapping on the trackpad is supposed to register as a
>> click, but it does not. This works under MacOS X. I've also had
>> this functionality under Linux on a different laptop, so I know
>> it's possible. This might be easy to fix once networking is
>> working, since I found a script on line which is supposed to
>> toggle tap-clicking on and off.
>> 3) Sleep/Hibernation. Again, works on the Mac side, and worked on
>> my previous laptop, so I know it's possible.
>> 4) Adding Mac boot option to boot loader (yaboot, I think). The
>> documentation from the Yellow Dog people (who sold me the laptop)
>> say that this should already be working, but it's not listed. I
>> can get into MacOS via a graphical boot manager, which doesn't
>> come on automatically on boot.
>> This is all stuff I've gotten to work under Debian distributions,
>> but the prospect of learning an entirely new set of Red Hat
>> quirks is dispiriting. But I'm hoping there are cabal members who
>> are Red Hat pros.
>> --Michele Coleman
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